$5,000 in prizes ready for Fit for Life winners
Cash and prizes totaling $5,000 await winners of the Fit for Life Fitness Challenge Friday through Sunday at the Neal Blaisdell Center exhibition hall.
Qualifying rounds will be on Friday and Saturday and finals on Sunday. The event will be at the New Balance of Hawaii booth at the Hawaiian Telcom Great Aloha Run Fitness Expo.
One winner at last year's Fitness Challenge won $3,000 and there were requests for more categories and more winners this year, said Eric Okamura of Fit for Life.
As a result, he said there will be three categories and prizes awarded to the top three finalists in each category.
Contestants will compete in nine activities on an obstacle course, all related to core strength, speed and balance, he said.
The event also will be open to the public with "more lenient times" for people to test their speed and power, Okamura said.
Prizes will include Hawaiian Telcom wireless phones, computer bags from CQ Communications, Nordick Walking Poles, cash from Fit for Life and more.
The early entry fee is $20 until tomorrow. Regular entry during the expo is $25 with a student discount to $15.
For more information and registration forms, call Okamura at 535-1550 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police, Fire, Courts
2 Oahu men charged for drugs in Kona
Big Island police officers charged two Waianae men Saturday on various drug and firearm offenses.
Members of the West Hawaii Ice Task Force arrested Thursday Vicente Dulai Deguzman, 25, in Kailua-Kona. A search of his vehicle yielded small amounts of crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun, police said.
On Friday, police searched a hotel room in Keauhou, Kona, and found more than 22 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, about an ounce of dried marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Officers also arrested Junard Ciubal Ceno, 27, at the hotel room, on drug charges.
Ceno was charged with one count of unlawful methamphetamine trafficking, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug, two counts of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of promoting a detrimental drug. Ceno is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Deguzman was charged with one count of unlawful methamphetamine trafficking, three counts of promoting a dangerous drug, three counts of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of promoting a detrimental drug and four firearm offenses. His bail was set at $250,200.
2 arrested in seizure of 93.8 grams of 'ice'
LIHUE » The Kauai Police Department Vice Unit and its Ice Task Force arrested two people they say were distributing methamphetamine from a Lihue hotel.
Acting on a tip last week, police arrested Donald Rapozo Jr., 29, of Wailua, at the hotel for second-degree promotion of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They also arrested another Wailua resident, Sheena Semana, 22, for multiple counts of promotion of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said they seized 93.8 grams of "ice" during the investigation with an estimated street value of over $9,000.
Waianae couple held in stolen check case
Police believe a Waianae couple cashed stolen checks for about $30,000 over a three-week period.
The checks were stolen from a retail establishment, according to police. They arrested the wife last month but only recently identified her husband, a 21-year-old man, as a second suspect. He was arrested Saturday for investigation of four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of second-degree theft.
The woman, 20, was arrested Jan. 23. Police said employees of a check-cashing business knew the woman because she worked at a company in the same complex. The employees called the account holder and learned the checks were stolen. They called police and identified the suspect. Police arrested the woman at her home.
Arrest made in Jan. 20 stabbing of teenager
Police arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a teenager during a fight last month.
Police said the fight between two groups of males happened at about 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 20 at a park in East Honolulu. During the fight, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed with a knife. The injuries were not life-threatening.